Valeo awarded 2014 top employer certification in the United States

Valeo is proud to announce it has been certified by the Top Employer Institute as a 2014 Top Employer in the United States. The award was presented to Valeo North America President Françoise Colpron and Valeo United States Human Resources Director Dennis Clark, at a special ceremony held on March 20, 2014 at the company’s North American headquarters in Troy, Mich.
 
“This certification recognizes our human resources management strategy, which supports our objective to be an Employer of Choice in North America”, said Valeo North America President Ms. Françoise Colpron. “We strive to provide our team members with a diverse, inclusive and well-balanced place to work.”
 
Top Employer certification is awarded to organizations meeting the highest standards in human resources management based on criteria, such as benefits and working conditions, training and skills development, career development and culture management. Valeo United States joins Valeo’s European and Asian operations as 2014 Top Employers.
 
Valeo’s Human Resources policy is based on the Group’s culture, forged around operational excellence and a set of shared values: ethics, transparency, empowerment, professionalism, teamwork and well-being at work.
 
“Valeo encourages creative thinking and-risk taking to improve our product and business solutions and processes,” said Valeo United States Human Resources Director Dennis Clark. “This approach allows us to continue to innovate and grow.”
 
With a clear, ambitious strategic vision, Valeo has more than doubled its United States employment between 2010 and 2013 and plans to hire more than 160 engineers in the country this year.
 
“Valeo has a world-class Human Resources toolbox that allows team members to develop to their full potential”, said Valeo United States Human Resources Director Dennis Clark. “This certification will strengthen our ability to hire and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.”

 
About Top Employer
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people since 1991. The Institute identifies and certifies the companies which ensure optimal employee conditions, where people can develop themselves personally and professionally.
 
For more information visit: www.top-employers.com/
 
Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction and intuitive driving.  Valeo ranks among the world’s top automotive suppliers.  The Group has 124 plants, 16 Research centers, 35 Development centers and 12 distribution platforms and employs 74,800 people in 29 countries.  In 2013, Valeo generated revenue of €12.1 billion ($16.09 billion*).
 
In North America, Valeo’s regional headquarters are located in Troy, Mich., and the company has 16 production sites and seven research and development centers.  The company employs 9,965** people across the United States (3,163) and Mexico (6,802) and was responsible for 19 percent of the Group’s 2013 global annual original equipment sales, contributing €1.949 billion ($2.59 billion*).
 
The company’s innovative solutions are developed by four business groups – Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems and Visibility Systems.  Valeo’s key products support and advance automotive electrical systems; transmission systems; engine management systems; air management systems; hybrid and electric vehicle systems; climate control; powertrain thermal systems; compressors; front-end modules; driving assistance; interior controls; interior electronics; lighting systems; wiper systems; and, wiper motors.
 
More information about the Valeo Group and its activities can be found on the Internet at www.valeo.com.